Eligibility Policy

Salem High School 

Extracurricular Eligibility Policy 


Attendance: 

To participate in any extracurricular activity, a student must be in school for the whole day. If a student arrives after 8:15 AM, he/she will not be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activity without the approval of the high school principal. Students who have senior privileges must be in school for all of their scheduled time. If a student has a doctor’s appointment, he/she will be allowed to participate if he/she provides the office or coach a note from the doctor. 

Probation: 

Students who are failing two or more courses at the end of the 5-week mark, or the end of a marking period, are on probation for the next 5 weeks. A student who is on probation may participate in clubs, plays, athletics, and dances as long as he/she stays and works during 10th period. 

Play and Athletics: 

For a student to participate in a game or practice, he/she must have successfully stayed 10th period that day. If a student does not stay 10th period, he/she is still expected to attend practice, but will not be allowed to participate that day. (Coaches will be allowed flexibility in implementing team rules; most coaches have a rule such as if you miss a practice, you miss the first half of a game.) 

Clubs: 

There are fewer meetings and events for most clubs, so the rule is slightly altered. Students must successfully stay two 10th periods the days leading up to a club meeting or event. 

Dances/Activity Nights (Volleyball & Kickball Tournaments): 

Students on probation must have successfully stayed three 10th periods the weeks leading up to the event. (Example: If a student stays 10th period on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, he/she may attend the weekend dance.) 

Implementation: 

Students on probation are required to stay 10th period with one of the teachers of the classes they’re failing or with a teacher who has assigned them 10th period. Teachers will sign students in during each 10th period on a Google document that will be shared with all teachers, advisors, administration, and coaches. Coaches and advisors will check the Google document to see a student’s 10th-period attendance. 

Play and Athletics: 

Coaches and Drama Club Advisors will check the Google document daily. If a student successfully stayed 10th period, they will be able to practice or compete in a game that day. 

Clubs: 

Club advisors will check the Google document on the day of a meeting or activity. If a student has successfully stayed 10th period the previous two days, they will be able to participate that day. 

Dances/Activity Nights (Volleyball & Kickball Tournaments): 

The advisor of the organization sponsoring the dance or activity will check the Google document to see who on the probation list is eligible to attend the event. 

Clarifications: 

1.) Students who are on the probation will not have senior privileges. 2.) If a student is repeating a course, he/she will begin the year on probation (This is not a punishment, but an acknowledgement that this student needs monitoring to make sure that a different result is achieved.) 3.) The behavioral portion of the Eligibility Policy remains in place and is not altered by these changes.



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